The Current Employment Statistics (CES) program produces detailed industry estimates of nonfarm employment, hours, and earnings of workers on payrolls. CES National Estimates produces data for the nation, and CES State and Metro Area produces estimates for all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and about 450 metropolitan areas and divisions.
Each month, CES surveys approximately 145,000 businesses and government agencies, representing approximately 697,000 individual worksites.
Total nonfarm payroll employment fell by 20.5 million in April,
and the unemployment rate rose to 14.7 percent. The changes in
these measures reflect the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Employment fell sharply in all major industry sectors, with
heavy job losses in leisure and hospitality.
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Real average hourly earnings increased 5.6 percent over the month in April, seasonally adjusted. Average hourly earnings increased 4.7 percent and CPI-U decreased 0.8 percent. Real average weekly earnings increased 5.8 percent over the month.
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Real average hourly earnings for all employees on nonfarm payrolls increased 7.5 percent from April 2019 to April 2020. The change in real average hourly earnings combined with a decrease of 0.6 percent in the average workweek resulted in a 6.9-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over this period. The increase in real average hourly and weekly earnings largely reflects the substantial job loss in April among lower-paid workers. read more »
Nonfarm employment growth continued but at a slower pace. read more »